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Dr. Shailja Sharma

Dr. Shailja Sharma

Director General (Statistics), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India


Dr. Shailja Sharma belongs to 1984 batch of Indian Statistical Service. She completed her master and doctorate degree in Statistics from University of Lucknow. She has worked in various Ministries in different capacity. She has worked in various divisions of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) including National Accounts Division, National Sample Survey Office, Social Statistics Division & Training Division; Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs; Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices.

At present, she is holding the post of Director General (Statistics) in the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). She is primarily responsible for work relating to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), National Account Statistics, Economic Census, Index of Industrial Production (IIP), Consumer Price Index (CPI), Environment Accounting etc.
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